A Berlin court has denied a mother access to her deceased daughter's Facebook data, ruling German privacy laws outweigh her parental rights.
The mother sued for access to her daughter's Facebook account after the 15-year-old died after being hit by a subway train in 2012 to try and determine if it was an accident or if she took her own life.
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The regional court said Wednesday that the mother's wish was understandable, but that granting it would set a dangerous precedent.
Facebook welcomed the decision, but says it will try to find a solution "that helps the family and at the same time protects the privacy of third parties."
The mother can appeal.